Vision Techniques launching RFID system at RWM

Vision Techniques will officially launch their latest vehicle technology at RWM this year, the ‘VT Ident’ control tagging system.

Vision Techniques will officially launch their latest vehicle technology at RWM this year, the ‘VT Ident’ control tagging system, which allows or restricts access to any part of a vehicle. VT Ident uses tags, pressure point sensors and a programmable timer system to allow access to any electrical element on a vehicle, including ignition, brakes or any rear machinery – including access to the bin lift.

Vehicle Safety experts Vision Techniques launching RFID system at RWM
Vision Techniques will officially launch their latest vehicle technology at RWM this year, the ‘VT Ident’ control tagging system.Vision Techniques will officially launch their latest vehicle technology at RWM this year, the ‘VT Ident’ control tagging system, which allows or restricts access to any part of a vehicle.
VT Ident uses tags, pressure point sensors and a programmable timer system to allow access to any electrical element on a vehicle, including ignition, brakes or any rear machinery – including access to the bin lift.
Creating ‘tagged’ levels of access allows you to restrict unauthorised use of dangerous equipment on a vehicle, as well as improving security against vehicle theft. The system can also reduce fuel consumption by terminating the engine when not needed.
The system has already been installed onto Biffa vehicles across the country to prevent pedestrians and unauthorised users from driving the vehicle and from accessing the rear loader.
Vision Techniques will officially launch their latest vehicle technology at RWM this year, the ‘VT Ident’ control tagging system.Biffa were looking for a way to prevent individuals from pressing rear loader buttons, which could be a danger for their staff and for other pedestrians.” Sales manager David Tucker explained. “The system also means they can control who has access to driving the vehicle, introducing a safer and securer environment.”
The Ident system will be demonstrated at this years’ RWM exhibition in Birmingham at VT’s biggest ever stand, where they will combine with CMS Supatrak as the successful OWL Initiative.
“We’re very excited to demonstrate our Ident system at RWM, it’s been in development for some time and we plan to offer this product to multiple industries completing many different functions.” Vision Techniques owner Michael Hanson continued, “That’s what makes Ident so unique – we can program it to manage any system on the vehicle. It gives control to the people who need it and prevents access from people who don’t.”

Vision Techniques: State of the art technology

The key technology behind the VT Ident® is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). A tag reader is fitted to the driver’s cab, and other readers to the outside of the vehicle near any potentially hazardous equipment (for example, a waste crusher on a waste disposal vehicle).

Vision Techniques will officially launch their latest vehicle technology at RWM this year, the ‘VT Ident’ control tagging system.Drivers and other operatives each have a tag to wear so the tag reader recognises which operating permissions they have. Every tag is uniquely coded, allowing managers to tailor access according to the role and training of each staff member.

An operative who was not employed to drive the vehicle could not access the driver’s permissions-starting the engine or releasing the handbrake- but would be able to use other systems as appropriate. The vehicle can be left unattended without worry about the risk of unauthorised operation, and minimising the risk of theft.

What is Radio Frequency Identification?

The VT Ident® uses similar technology to “smart card” building access systems, and microchips used to identify lost pets. The tag is programmed in advance by a supervisor or manager. The operative holds up the tag to the tag reader to access a system, and the RFID tag reader transmits an encoded radio signal to interrogate the tag. The tag responds with the programmed information, which the reader picks up, and allows or denies access as appropriate.

The “passive” tag reading system used in the VT Ident® means that tags do not need batteries- so they won’t run out of power while in use- and prevents abuse of the system by leaving a tag up against a reader continually.

A vehicle safety system with the flexibility you need

The Ident® system is scalable so you can use as many tags and tag readers as you need. Although it was originally designed with waste disposal systems in mind, the flexible design means it is also suitable for all kinds of other vehicles, including large plant vehicles and road sweepers.

The VT Ident® can be used on all kinds of vehicle components too, from ignition to operation of external equipment such as a baler. If it’s electronically or hydraulically controlled, it is compatible with the system.

Being fully programmable, the VT Ident® is completely flexible to your needs. You can change all kinds of variables, for example the length of time before a tag needs to be presented again, or add pressure pads to the driver’s seat to prevent vehicle movement without a driver sitting there.
Vision Techniques will officially launch their latest vehicle technology at RWM this year, the ‘VT Ident’ control tagging system.For more information on vehicle control systems, RFID or other vehicle safety products contact Vision Techniques on 01254 679717 or visit us at www.vision-techniques.com

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